HitecVision believes that by engaging in the broad set of extra-financial considerations – including environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues – we can improve the performance of our portfolio companies as well as the alignment between investors and society at large.
Within the spectrum of responsible investing activities, we distinguish between two different types of engagement:
HitecVision believes that a strong focus on ESG factors and issues is critical to its long-term success as a private equity investor. We are convinced that in this respect, the interests of our investors are aligned with those of our portfolio companies, their employees, customers and the communities in which they operate. The ESG projects we undertake are commercially driven and have a direct impact on the financial and reputational risks to which HitecVision, our portfolio companies and our investors are exposed.
HitecVision and its portfolio companies are involved with a number of charities and social enterprises. Unlike our ESG initiatives, the work we do in the CSR arena is primarily driven by the social, community and philanthropic impact it generates rather than any commercial imperative. Wherever possible we seek to align some of our philanthropic activities with those undertaken within our portfolio.